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house arrest

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Definition of house arrest in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The state of being kept as a prisoner in one’s own house, rather than in a prison: she was placed under house arrest
More example sentences
  • The primary distinction to be made is between terms of house arrest and incarceration.
  • Mr Clarke has responded by taking powers to keep all terrorist suspects under house arrest outside prison.
  • He was held in custody for almost four months and then released under house arrest.

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